Tone Stangeland Kaufman, PhD

Associate Professor

Practical Theology

Special fields:

  • Homiletics
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Pastoral theology
  • Ecclesiology and Ethnography
  • Religious education and youth ministry studies
  • Qualitative methods
Phone: 22590529
Mobile: 98824080
Office: 457

Presentation

I serve as associate professor of practical theology and teach M.Div students in homiletics and Christian spirituality in addition to other courses. My research interests are within Christian spirituality, empirically oriented homiletics, ethnographic ecclesiology, action research, and Christian practices. I am particularly interested in methodological issues related to empirical research in theology and ecclesiology with an emphasis on normativity and reflexivity. I direct the research project Preaching to Young and Old, which will soon appear as a book. I am also involved in a research project on preaching related to the refugee situation in Europe. A general research interest is to explore ethnographically what it entails to be church, and I am engaged in the international Ecclesiology and Ethnography network and serve as co-chair of the Practical Theology and as steering committee member of the Ecclesial Practices Groups at the American Academy of Religion (AAR).

Publications

An overview of total production (cristin.no)

Selected publications

  • Kaufman, T. S. & Ideström, J. (2018). Why matter matters In theological action research: Attending to the voices of tradition. International Journal of Practical Theology, 22(1), s. 84 - 102. ISSN: 1430-6921
  • Kaufman, T. S. (2017). Old practices in new places: Breaking violence through Ignatian exercises in a Swedish maximum security prison. Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, 17(1), s. 19 - 39. ISSN: 1533-1709
  • Kaufman, T. S. (2017). A New Old Spirituality? : a Qualitative Study of Clergy Spirituality in the Nordic Context. Pickwick Publications. ISBN: 978-1-5326-0843-8
  • Kaufman, T. S. (2016). From the Outside, Within, or In Between? : Normativity at Work in Empirical Practical Theological Research. Conundrums in Practical Theology, s. 134 - 162. ISBN: 978-90-04-32423-7
  • Kaufman, T. S. (2015). Normativity as Pitfall or Ally? Reflexivity as an Interpretive Resource in Ecclesiological and Ethnographic Research. Ecclesial Practices, 2(1), s. 91 - 107. ISSN: 2214-4463
  • Kaufman, T. S. & Sandsmark, A. (2015). Spaces of Possibilities. The Role of Artifacts in Religious Learning Processes for Vulnerable Youth. Journal of Youth and Theology, 14(2), s. 138 - 154. ISSN: 1741-0819
  • Kaufman, T. S. (2014). A plea for ethnographic methods and a spirituality of everyday life in the study of christian spirituality: A norwegian case of clergy spirituality. Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, 14(1), s. 94 - 102. ISSN: 1533-1709
  • Kaufman, T. S. (2013). Pastoral spirituality in everyday life, in ministry, and beyond : three locations for a pastoral spirituality. Journal of Religious Leadership, 12(2), s. 81 - 105. ISSN: 1935-6943

Newest scientific publications

  • Kaufman, T. S., Rystad, L. S. & Fagermoen, T. (2018). Flyktningene i forkynnelsen : homiletiske dilemmaer i et stykke prekenpraksis. Tidsskrift for praktisk teologi, 35(1), s. 16 - 27. ISSN: 1893-4773
  • Kaufman, T. S. (2018). Mapping the Landscape of Scandinavian Research in Ecclesiology and Ethnography : Contributions and Challenges. What Really Matters : Scandinavian Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ethnography, s. 15 - 37. Pickwick Publications. ISBN: 978-1-5326-1811-6
  • Ideström, J. & Kaufman, T. S. (2018). What Really Matters : Scandinavian Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ethnography. Pickwick Publications. ISBN: 978-1-5326-1811-6
  • Kaufman, T. S. & Ideström, J. (2018). Why matter matters In theological action research: Attending to the voices of tradition. International Journal of Practical Theology, 22(1), s. 84 - 102. ISSN: 1430-6921
  • Kaufman, T. S. & Mosdøl, H. O. (2018). More than Words: A Multimodal and Socio-material Approach to Understanding the Preaching Event. Preaching Promises within the Paradoxes of Life, s. 123 - 132. AFRICAN SUN MeDIA. ISBN: 9781928480105
  • (2018). Byggekloss-spiritualitet? : en studie av spiritualitet i Den norske kirkes trosopplæring. ISBN: 9788282493611
  • Ideström, J. & Kaufman, T. S. (2018). The Researcher as Game Maker - Response. What Really Matters : Scandinavian Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ethnography, s. 173 - 180. Pickwick Publications. ISBN: 978-1-5326-1811-6
  • Kaufman, T. S. (2018). The Researcher as Gamemaker : Teaching Normative Dimensions in Various Phases of Empirical Practical Theological Research. Qualitative Research in Theological Education : Pedagogy in Practice, s. 169 - 184. SCM Press. ISBN: 9780334056775
  • Graff-Kallevåg, K. & Kaufman, T. S. (2018). Bricolage og byggeklosser : når ressurser fra kirkens tradisjon gjøres tilgjengelig i trosopplæringen. Byggekloss-spiritualitet? : en studie av spiritualitet i Den norske kirkes trosopplæring, s. 230 - 246. ISBN: 9788282493611
  • Kaufman, T. S. (2018). "Og så var det lov å gå en sånn runde-" : bønnevandringen som mulighetsrom. Byggekloss-spiritualitet? : en studie av spiritualitet i Den norske kirkes trosopplæring, s. 100 - 128. ISBN: 9788282493611

Education and professional practice

1994Grunnfag tysk, HiS
1994 - 1995Vikarlærer diverse skoler Sandnes
1995 - 1998Vikarlærer Kristelig Gymnasium
2001Cand.theol, MF
2001 - 2002Timelærer i ST og KLT, MF
2002Praktukum, MF
2003Kandidatstipend, MF
2003Vikarprest Bredtvet menighet, Oslo mars-nov
2003 - presentStipendiat Praktisk Teologi, MF
2011PhD i praktisk teologi med avhandlingen "A New Old Spirituality: A Qualitative Study of Clergy Sprituality in the Church of Norway"
2012 - 2013Korsveiprest (50%)
2012 - presentFørsteamanuensis i praktisk teologi, MF
2013 - 2015Korsveiprest (30%)

Positions

1999 - 2003Styrmedlem Storsalen menighet (nestleder siste året)
1999 - 2000Studentrådsleder MF
2001 - 2006Redaksjonsmedlem i Tidsskriftet Over Alt - tidsskrift for Kristen spiritualitet og bønn
2004 - 2006Styremedlem MF (lærerrepresentant)
2012Practical Theology Group, The American Academy of Religion (AAR), Member at Large
2013 - presentPractical Theology Group, The American Academy of Religion (AAR), Co-chair
2013 - presentEcclesial Practices Group, he American Academy of Religion (AAR), Member at Large
2014Academic Committee IASYM European Conference Budweis, Member at large
2014 - 2015Nasjonalt Fagråd Praktisk Teologi, medlem av AU
2014 - presentTidsskrift for Praktisk Teologi, redaksjonsmedlem
2015 - presentAdvisory Board for the Ecclesiology and Ethnography Conference, Durham
2017Program and host committee for organizing the 7th International Academy of Practical Theology, Oslo